S&OP & Cloud Executive Sessions Chicago
The event in Chicago, IL on October 17, 2017, offered a unique opportunity for professionals seeking executive education sessions focused on Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) and the journey to the cloud. Conducted by cloud and supply chain experts, the event likely catered to individuals and organizations keen on enhancing their understanding of these critical areas in business operations.
The event’s schedule comprised two key sessions:
1. Session 1: Sales & Operations Planning (8 a.m. – 12 p.m. CT):
This session would have provided attendees with comprehensive insights into Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) processes. Topics likely covered during this session could have included demand forecasting, inventory optimization, production planning, sales forecasting, and collaboration among different departments within an organization. The aim would have been to equip attendees with the tools and strategies needed to effectively implement or enhance S&OP processes within their respective organizations.
2. Session 2: Journey to the Cloud (1 – 4:30 p.m. CT):
The second session focused on the journey to the cloud, aiming to guide participants through the process of transitioning their business operations to cloud-based solutions. This session would likely have covered topics such as the benefits of cloud adoption, challenges in migration, selecting the right cloud solutions, best practices for implementation, and strategies for leveraging cloud technologies to enhance business agility and efficiency.
Both sessions, led by experts in cloud technology and supply chain management, aimed to provide attendees with practical insights, real-world examples, and actionable strategies to drive improvements in S&OP processes and navigate the transition to cloud-based solutions effectively.
The event likely attracted professionals across industries seeking to enhance their knowledge and skills in these critical areas, providing them with a valuable opportunity to learn from industry experts and engage in discussions with peers facing similar challenges or opportunities in their organizations.
By offering comprehensive sessions focusing on S&OP and the cloud journey, the event aimed to empower attendees with the expertise needed to optimize operations, improve decision-making, and drive business growth through effective planning and leveraging innovative cloud technologies.
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Networking Breakfast (7:30 – 8 a.m. PT)
Session 1 – Sales & Operations Planning (8 a.m. – 12 p.m. PT)
Presented by M. Cavale, S&OP expert and VP of Technical Services, who has implemented S&OP processes at all levels and has extensive industry experience including high technology, food, retail and pharmaceuticals, this session will teach you how to achieve operational excellence via your S&OP processes.
- Overview of Sales & Operations Planning
- Overview of Demand Planning & Forecasting
- Overview of Supply Planning and Inventory Planning
- Overview of Finance in S&OP
- S&OP Cadence and Best Practices
- Achieving Operational Excellence
Networking Lunch (12 – 1 p.m. PT)
Session 2 – Journey to the Cloud (1 – 4:30 p.m. PT)
Presented by S. Saha, Oracle EBS and Cloud Expert & NexInfo Solution Architect, who has spent 17 years helping companies create intelligent supply chains and designed and implement/support Oracle solutions in process and discrete manufacturing environments.
- Why Oracle Cloud?
- Oracle Cloud Overview (SaaS, PaaS and IaaS)
- Oracle Cloud Deployment Models
- SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS Capabilities
- Oracle Cloud Roadmap
- Data Conversions & Opening Balances Loading Strategies
- Cloud Implementation/Migration Methodology
- Challenges in Migrating to Cloud
- Preparing for the Move to Cloud
- Cloud Project Schedules